Fort Bend County Fair Association         FAIR TIMES NEWSLETTER                                 March 2014

 

NEWS AND INFORMATION

 

 


A New Look

Website Renovation

2014 is off to a blazing start on the World Wide Web for the Fort Bend County Fair. This month, the fair has launched an updated website. The new website has a brand new look, more navigation options and easy access to high traffic areas.  “We wanted to make the website a place where anyone can easily get information,” says Susan Sillavan, Fair Manager. She adds, “Our website can be used by parents, students and committee members… it is endless the options we now have to offer”.

 

 



The website’s theme is marveled with western accents.  Animation has also been introduced on certain features. The site can be viewed both from a desk top and a mobile device.  “We know our website has a high volume of traffic, so it is an area that continues to grow in interest and serves as a source of information,” asserts Sillavan.

As always information about the fair, the board, memberships, events, and sponsorships can be found on the site. Applications and entry forms to certain events can be downloaded straight from the site as well.  The site’s landing page has a distinctly marked button in the image of a ticket to easily buy tickets online.

The site is up and functioning, however several features are being tweaked and information is added continually.  
Visit the site and enjoy discovering all it has to offer! Visit us at www.fortbendcountyfair.com

 


 

 

 

 

 

Mudbug Fever Spreads in

Fort Bend County
Crawfish Boil Tickets... ON SALE NOW!

 

 

Catch the mudbug fever on Friday, April 4th, as the 6th annual Fort Bend County Fair Crawfish Boil and Fish Fry will be held. There is no shortage of crawfish or fun at our event.  Hometown favorite, Patrick Murphy, will bring his traditional sounds of country western to the evening. “It is always a good time being on stage, but being on stage in my own backyard… it just doesn’t get any better than that,” boasts Murphy.  “I plan to get everyone dancing to work off all those pounds of crawfish they're all going to eat,” he adds.  Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased on line or from a board member.

 

Pots will begin to boil as the doors open at 6:30 P.M. Serving will be from 6:30 to 8:00 P.M.  Tickets are $35 for all the buckets of mudbugs and fried fish you can eat and tea you can drink, including all the trimmings.  Children 6-11 years old are $15 a ticket and children 5 years old and under are free.  There will be a live and silent auction that evening.  Proceeds will benefit the Fort Bend County Fair Scholarship program.

Patrick will take the stage starting at 8:30 P.M.  Murphy says, “I’ll bring the fiddle and the steel, you bring your dancing partner and your boots!”  Laissez Les Bon Temps Roulez at the 6th Annual Fort Bend County Fair Crawfish Boil, it’s for sure going to be a pinch'in good time!

 

 

 

 

Steer Tag-In!
It's That Time Again...
 

The livestock big show circuit is in full swing, but here at the Fort Bend County Fair it is Steer Tag-In time. On Saturday, March 29th, 2014 students who plan on showing their steer projects need to have their steers tagged. As always, our show will have three divisions of steers; English, AOB, and American.


The date for this year’s steer show is set for Saturday, September 27th.  The top twenty-seven steers will be eligible to sell in the Jr. Livestock Auction. The next ten placing steers of exhibitors not eligible for the Jr. Livestock Auction may be eligible for the Freezer Sale subject to the Freezer Sale rules.

The Steer Tag-In is one of the first among our livestock categories. Just one step closer to our Fair’s run.

 

 

Instagram
#fbcfair


As we continue to grow in the era of social media, the Fort Bend County Fair is joining Instagram. “Our account is brand new and is already active,” explains Susan Sillavan, Fair Manager. “We know that we want to stay connected and what better way to bring awareness of our Fair through pictures.”  You too can connect with us, just look for our user name “FBCFair”.

The Fort Bend County Fair has been committed to their social media efforts. Facebook is thriving with over 16,000 fans and twitter is growing everyday with just under 1,000 followers.

“We use pictures, hashtags and cross promote with other accounts daily,” explains Sillavan. The Fort Bend County Fair will use Instagram’s picture based platform to promote and bring knowledge of the fair’s events as they happen. Instagram self describes itself as a “fast, beautiful and fun way to share your life with friends and family”. The combination is a perfect match since raising animals and agriculture is a family effort for most.

Instagram will allow you to take a picture or video, choose a filter to transform its look and feel, and then post the picture to your account or shared accounts for free. Those who already have accounts can use the #fbcfair to stay connected.

 

 

Calling ALL Businesses
Join Us As A Sponsor

New business? New to Fort Bend County? No problem. We can help you become a sponsor of the Fort Bend County Fair. Become a sponsor of our Fair and enjoy knowing you are building our future. As a sponsor you can commit to the level of support you choose. Our fair continues to grow and so can you or your business!
Click HERE for more Iinfo!

 

 

 

 


Livestock Corner
Dates to Remember...

  • March 29th – Steer Tag-In
  • March 31st  – Turkey Order Deadline
  • May 5th – Broiler & Roaster Order Deadline
  • May 10th – Commercial Heifer Tag-In
  • May 10th - Bucket Calf Mock Tag-In
  • July 12th – Swine, Lamb & Goat Tag-Ins

 

 

For More Info: fortbendcountyfair.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

Stay Connected...

Fort Bend County Fair

Web Site:fortbendcountyfair.com

 

     

 

Contact Us...

Fort Bend County Fair Association

P.O. Box 428
4310 Hwy. 36 South
Rosenberg, TX  77471

Phone: 281-342-6171  .  Fax: 281-342-0808

Email: info@fbcfa.org

 

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